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MOTION (July 20, 1910). The Fourth International American Conference authorizes the Chairman to forward at once to the committees the decisions, reports, and other documents, the secretary's office reserving the right to request the return of the same when necessary.

MOTION (July 20, 1910). (Commemoration of the centennial of the independence of the Republic of

Colombia.) That the Chairman of the Fourth International American Conference send greetings by cable to the Government of Colombia upon the celebration of the first centennial of its independence and that the delegates shall rise in honor of our sister Republic.

MOTION (July 20, 1910). The Fourth International American Conference invites the Senators and Representatives of the Argentine Republic to attend its sessions and authorizes the Chair to extend this invitation also to such others persons as he may deem expendient.

MOTION (July 28, 1910).

(Commemoration of the independence of Peru.) That the Fourth International American Conference send greetings, through its Chairman, to the Republic of Peru upon the anniversary of its independence, and that the members of the Conference will rise in honor of said country.

RESOLUTION (August 4, 1910).

(Powers of the delegates.) The Fourth International American Conference, assembled in Buenos Aires, resolves :

That the full power of each delegate as a competent envoy to take part in the Conference and to sign treaties and conventions as representatives of the respective Governments attending this Conference has been duly verified.

RESOLUTION (August 4, 1910).

(Credentials of Mr. ALVAREZ, delegate from Chile.) The Fourth International American Conference adds the name of Mr. ALEJANDRO ALVAREZ to the list of the delegation of the Republic of Chile.

RESOLUTION (August 4, 1910). (Commemoration of the independence of the American Republics.) The Fourth International American Conference, assembled at Buenos Aires, resolves :

That with the concurrence and active collaboration of the American nations, there be erected in the city of Buenos Aires a suitable building in which the products of their soil and industries shall be permanently exhibited, to be called the “ Pan American Products Exhibition.”

That the Independence of the American Republics be commemorated by the publication of an artistic book in which the Declaration of Independence of each one of the countries shall be reproduced in facsimile, together with a historical summary of the great events commemorated and the portraits of the leaders in the cause of emancipation.

In order to carry out these works and to solicit from the several Governments the necessary aid for their completion and maintenance, a council shall be formed in the city of Buenos Aires consisting of the diplomatic representatives of the American Republics accredited to the Argentine Government and the Argentine Pan American Commission. Those Republics having no diplomatic representatives accredited in Buenos Aires may, nevertheless, be represented on the council.

That the Pan American Committees of the respective countries be asked to colloborate with this council in Buenos Aires toward the due and speedy realization of these objects.

RESOLUTION (August 4, 1910).

(Tribute to Mr. ANDREW CARNEGIE.) The Fourth International American Conference, assembled at Buenos Aires, resolves :

First. The Fourth International American Conference declares that Mr. ANDREW CARNEGIE deserves the gratitude of the American Republics.

Second. The Union of the American Republics, on behalf of the Governments therein represented, shall have a gold medal struck bearing these inscriptions in English: On the obverse“ The American Republics to ANDREW CARNEGIE,” and on the reverse “Benefactor of Humanity."

Third. That the medal referred to in article 2 hereof, together with a copy of this resolution and of the documents thereto relating, shall be presented to Mr. ANDREW CARNEGIE at a special session of the Governing Board of the Union.

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RESOLUTION (August 4, 1910).
(International Scientific Congress held in Santiago de Chile.)
The Fourth International American Conference, assembled at Buenos
Aires, resolves :

First. That the executive of the Conference address the Government of Chile, informing it that in all the Republics was viewed with singular pleasure its action in assembling in the city of Santiago of Chile a scientific congress, and the results thereof.

Second. That the Governments represented be informed that the Conference would consider convenient the meeting of like assemblies as referred to in the section above, to be held in the American cities hereafter to be designated.

RESOLUTION (August 4, 1910).
(Commemoration of the opening of the Panama Canal.)
The Fourth International American Conference, assembled at Buenos
Aires, resolves :

To refer the manner in which the opening of the Panama Canal shall be celebrated to the Governing Board of the Union of American Republics, in the city of Washington.

MOTION (August 10, 1910).

(Ecuador's commemoration.) The Fourth International American Conference, assembled at Buenos Aires, resolves:

That the Chairman of the Fourth International American Conference send greetings in behalf of the latter to the Government of Ecuador, as a tribute upon the centennial of her national independence, and that the delegates kindly rise as a mark of respect to said Republic.

MOTION (August 10, 1910).

(The Honorary Chairman of the Conference.) The Fourth International American Conference, through its Chairman, addresses a message of congratulation to His Excellency Don CARLOS RODRIGUEZ LARRETA, member of the Argentine delegation, upon his appointment as Minister of Foreign Relations, and elects him Honorary Chairman of the Conference,

MOTION (August 10, 1910).

(The Honorary Chairman of the Conference.) The Fourth International American Conference does not accept the resignation of Honorary President of the Conference presented by Dr. VICTORINO DE LA PLAZA, ex-Minister of Foreign Relations of the Argentine Republic.

RESOLUTION (August 10, 1910). (Credentials of the delegate from Brazil, Mr. JOAQUIM DUARTE MURTINHO.)

The Fourth International American Conference resolves :

That to the list of the delegation from Brazil be added the name of its president and delegate, Mr. JOAQUIM DUARTE MURTINHO.

MOTION (August 10, 1910). The Fourth International American Conference takes a recess in order that the delegates may attend the ceremony of taking the oath of office as Minister of Foreign Relations by Dr. CARLOS RODRIGUEZ LARRETA.

RESOLUTION (August 10, 1010).

(Memorials and reports.) The Fourth International American Conference, assembled at Buenos Aires, resolves :

To recommend to the Governments therein represented :

(1) That there be sent through the Ministries of Foreign Relations all the reports presented at this Conference to each of the Pan American Committees and to the International Bureau of the American Republics for such use as they may deem advisable.

(2) That inasmuch as reports are very useful, the Governments shall be specially requested to present them at the future Conferences, and, to the end that they be more carefully studied, they should be sent three months in advance to the International Bureau of the American Republics to be printed, in order that they may be distributed on the day of the opening of the Conference.

(3) That the usefulness of the Pan American Committees having been fully demonstrated in the countries where they have been created, and in view of the importance of establishing them in the countries that have not done so, the latter shall be requested to create them as soon as possible, notifying at once the aforesaid Bureau.

(4) To request also of the Governments the compliance with the resolutions of the Third Conference concerning natural resources, monetary system, and commerce, the offices of the respective countries having the right to send directly to the International Bureau in Washington its reports, yearbooks, data, and all kinds of publications relating to those matters.

(5) That in order to facilitate the delivery of the ratification of the conventions and to expedite their exchange and publication, in addition to the ratification copy sent to the Ministry of Foreign Relations of the country where the Conference is held, another copy shall be sent, as a means of information, to the International Bureau of the American Republics, and a like procedure shall be taken with regard to the adherence of the nations which have not already signed the same.

RESOLUTION (August 11, 1910). (Reorganization of the “Union of American Republics.”) The Fourth International American Conference, assembled at Buenos Aires resolves :

ARTICLE I. To maintain under the name of “Union of American Republics” the International Union created by the First and confirmed by the Second and Third Conferences, and under the name of “Pan American Union," the institution serving as its agent and having its seat in the building of the American Republics in the city of Washington, D. C.

The purposes of the Pan American Union are the following:

1. To compile and distribute commercial information and prepare commercial reports:

2. To compile and classify information respecting the treaties and conventions between the American Republics and between these and other States, and respecting their legislation in force.

3. To supply information on educational matters.

4. To prepare reports on questions assigned to it by resolutions of the International American Conferences.

5. To assist in obtaining the ratification of the resolutions and conventions adopted by the Conferences.

6. To carry into effect all resolutions the execution of which may have been assigned or may hereafter be assigned to it by the Internatonal American Conferences.

7. To act as a permanent committee of the International American Conferences, recommending topics to be included in the programme of

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